Let’s Agree to Object
We can’t PREVENT incivility or misbehavior in a startup; it is a given. On occasion, it WILL happen between co-founders, investors, first-hires or team members, especially when we are making pivotal decisions and are not in agreement. When our ideas are threatened, we can become defensive, resulting in angry or uncivil behavior. However, we can agree on a framework to hold each other to account—using the clarity of objecting (Objective) rather than being Aggressive or Submissive.
Our Target Market:
Startup Team Members
Are you a startup accelerator?
Civility123 is FREE for all startups and startup accelerators to use. We think our toolkit is ideal for teams that have just formed to start on the right footing especially when so many new and challenging discussions and decisions are are going to be be made
Are you a startup?
Initially we are targeting startups in accelerators, and we are hoping you will come along for the ride and help us improve our toolkit. By offering your co-founders and team members the clarity and surety for how we should tackle misbehavior, we believe civility will be maintained.
More about the Civility123 toolkit.
Object123 is the first of the three steps in the Civility123 toolkit for resolving a dispute that originates from incivility or misbehavior during a conversation, discussion, or negotiation.When we disagree during these times we can tend to get defensive and be prone to become less civil in our behavior. We believe that by identifying andContinue reading “1. Object123 – Let’s Start Here do you agree?”
We are frantically working on Disputz, our dispute review network which allows startup members to post their disputes (beginning with Object123) and get them reviewed by their peers, within the organization, rather than HR or management. That is because disputes can be between managers and employees and this can cause a conflict of interest andContinue reading “2. Dizputz – Review Network (coming soon)”
So you are still having trouble resolving your dispute with your colleague over some misbehavior or incivility? And you have already gone through the first step of the 1.Object123 process and posted on the 2. Disputz network for review? Never fear it is time to use 3. Civility Live, our third and final tool toContinue reading “3. Civility Live – Live Video Hearing with up to 8 seats”
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Edward de Bono